Tuesday, July 16



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The Centennial Issue: The Big One

Books were tossed from library shelves. Asbestos rained from ceilings. Windows broke and tiles and bricks came loose across campus. Buildings flooded and chemicals spilled. Students living in apartments gathered in the streets to wait out the power outage together. Read more...

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Emeran Mayer, a professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at USC, received an $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA, USC researchers study role of gut microbiome in development of autism

Researchers from UCLA and USC are researching the link between gut microbes and autism to better understand autism and its potential causes. Emeran Mayer, a professor of medicine, physiology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at University of Southern California, received a three-year $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism. Read more...

Photo: Emeran Mayer, a professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at USC, received an $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Emeran Mayer, a professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, an associate professor of psychology at USC, received an $808,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to analyze gut microbiome abnormalities in patients with autism.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA researchers work to advance treatment targeting source of multiple sclerosis

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that could target the cause of the disease, instead of simply treating its symptoms. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the fatty coating of nerve cells, called the myelin sheath, is broken down by one’s immune system. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

UCLA researchers are developing the first multiple sclerosis treatment that would target the disease's cause rather than only treating its symptoms. The study found that its symptoms could be alleviated with estriol treatments. Rhonda Voskuhl, the director of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinic, led the study. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

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Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

Study finds discrepancy in dialysis costs between private, government insurers

UCLA researchers found private insurers covering dialysis patients paid four times as much as government insurance programs for treatments, according to a study released Monday. The study, authored by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health, said government insurance programs pay an average of $248 per dialysis session, while private insurers pay an average of $1,041 per session. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin file photodaily bruin file photo Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

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Government insurance programs pay a fixed rate for dialysis care. However, private insurance companies must negotiate with dialysis clinics on the price of treatment.

Scientists will have to grapple with improving the taste and feasibility of growing food in space, speakers said at a panel Tuesday. The event was hosted by Science and Food, a UCLA nonprofit organization which aims to promote knowledge of food science, as part of its annual speaker series. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Panel discusses need for space agriculture as Earth’s climate changes

Scientists will have to improve the feasibility of growing food in space as space travel and colonization become a more realistic future due to increasing climate change, panelists said at an event Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Scientists will have to grapple with improving the taste and feasibility of growing food in space, speakers said at a panel Tuesday. The event was hosted by Science and Food, a UCLA nonprofit organization which aims to promote knowledge of food science, as part of its annual speaker series. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Scientists will have to grapple with improving the taste and feasibility of growing food in space, speakers said at a panel Tuesday. The event was hosted by Science and Food, a UCLA nonprofit organization which aims to promote knowledge of food science, as part of its annual speaker series. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)


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